Receiving a call over night notifying about exhausted storage space hindering the user's work is the worst nightmare for storage administrator, which he never would like to face with. As a storage administrator with the insatiable thirst for the storage space, every now and then, you would face a situation where there is a sudden need for extra storage space. Since storage demand is too difficult to determine, most of the administrators significantly over-provision storage to avoid shortages, which increases storage spending in the overall IT budget.
Storage administrators are often expected to predict upcoming storage or performance issues. Since storage issues affects the users, they are expected to know such issues in advance.
At ManageEngine, we understand this requirement and have provided the ability to forecast storage trends. OpStor predicts future storage needs depending on the historic and current usage levels, which helps administrators to plan the future storage needs. It generates future trend analysis reports on all the performance parameters of the storage devices, viz., read/write errors, traffic, throughput, etc., thereby helping in understanding and managing SAN efficiently. With this, they can prevent over-provisioning of resources and emergency storage purchases, thus reducing the overall IT budget.
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We have been using OpStor for more than 2 years for monitoring SAN storage devices, capacity management and for generating performance reports. It's user friendly.
- Ankitaa Prashar, Infosys